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Devon cinematographer wins his fourth BAFTA

Film legend Roger Deakins has won his fourth BAFTA for Blade Runner 2049. Credit: PA

A cinematographer from Torquay has won his fourth BAFTA and is in the running for an Oscar too.

68-year-old Roger Deakins was recognised by the British Academy Film awards for his work on the sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049. He was unable to attend the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night because he was working on another project.

Blade Runner 2049 also won the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects while its director, Sir Ridley Scott won a coveted BAFTA Fellowship on the night.

The trailer shows off both the award-winning effects and cinematography.

It was Deakins’ fourth BAFTA win from nine nominations. His previous wins in the category came for the Coen brothers’ films “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “No Country for Old Men” and “True Grit.”

Deakins has now been nominated for 14 Academy Awards. Bookies say he is in with a good chance of finally winning an Oscar this year but we will have to wait until the ceremony on 4 March 2018 to find out.

Could 2018 be the year Roger Deakins finally wins an Oscar? Credit: PA